The Annual MeetingDecember 4 at 9:15 A.M. Strengthen Your Servants: Adult All members of the Church of the Nativity are encour- An Adult Confirmationaged to attend the Annual Meeting at which the Rec- Class Formationtor and Vestry will report on the events of the past yearof the church, present the operating budget for 2012, Sundays at 4:00 p.m. October 16 - November 20 Programsand elect new vestry members. The meeting will be For those who wish to be con-held at 9:15am in the church. The 8:00am service will firmed (i.e., make a formal, Church of the Nativitybe as normal; the 10:30 service may begin a few min- adult declaration of faith) inutes late. the Episcopal Church, those who were confirmed a long time ago and forgot what they Rejoice! Reflections learned the first time around, On Seasonal Hymns or for those simply curious to December 11,18 know more about the Episco- At 9:15 A.M. pal Church and why we do There are few things as what it is we do. evocative as songs of the Christmas season. For these two weeks we will explore the rich emo- tional and experiential meaning of the lyrics to Adult Education & Formation at Nativity is a program some of the most beloved that is rich in diverse offerings that are food for hymns of the Advent and thought & nourishment for the spirit. The forums, Christmas season. studies and classes that will make up the Adult Educa- tion Program are meant to help equip the pilgrims and seekers of Nativity on their personal road of faith.Pausing on the Road to Bethlehem:A Spiritual Journey Through Advent Church of the NativityDecember 1, 8, 15, 22 8849 Ray RoadThursdays at 6:00pm Raleigh, NC 27613This study is designed for those who want to slowdown and sink into the Advent season. It is inspira- (919) 846-8338 “Our Faith and Our World “tional and devotional in nature, an experiential www.nativityonline.orgAdvent-ure through the weeks of Advent. During thesefour sessions we will utilize music, art, poetry, and avariety of interactive activities centered on biblical Fall 2011:passages that connect to Advent. This forum is for Forumsthose who want to journey through this season at a Bible Studiesmindful pace. We will walk with Mary and Joseph on Book Discussionsthe road to Bethlehem, taking time to "ponder these Educational Eventsthings in our heart."
Program Year Kick-Off! To Nurture and 2. Bible Study: The Word for the DaySunday September 11 Inspire: October 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20at 9:15 A.M. A three year plan At 9:15 A.M. Learn more about for the Church of A time to examine the lectionary texts in church ap- the Adult Formation the Nativity pointed for that Sunday. Read, mark, and inwardly offerings for the Sunday digest the scripture to hear new ways God is calling Fall. Come taste and October 2 your faith to interact with the church and the world. see the myriad of At 9:15 A.M. (Adult Learning Center) ways to nurture and We will begin the explore your faith at annual stewardship campaign with a special presenta- the Church of the tion by the Vestry of the plan that has been developed Nativity! to strengthen and build Nativity’s programs and offer- (Estill House/Corlett ings, and to serve the needs of our surrounding com-Hall) munity. (Estill House/Corlett Hall) Nets for Life October 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20 Sunday September 18, 2011 at 9:15 A.M. at 9:15 A.M. There will be three offerings at this time-choose 3.The Forums Join us this Sunday for a presentation on the incredible one! The Book Study will be an on-going commit- Pop Theology - A Religion and Pop Culture Remix impact a simple mosquito net might have on the lives ment through November 20. The Bible Study will October 16, 23, 30 at 9:15 A.M. of many, and how we can contribute to this campaign. discuss the lectionary readings appointed for that When faced with trying to explain how you relate your (Estill House/Corlett Hall) particular Sunday. The Adult Forum will cover vari- life to your faith, are you more likely to quote St. Paul, ous topics described below. or Homer Simpson? This forum will tackle how Chris- tians interact with pop culture & explore how pop cul-Youth Exchange with Botswana ture reflects Christian beliefs & concepts. (Estill House/September 25 Corlett Hall)at 9:15 A.M. 1. Book Study of An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith Religion and PoliticsA delegation of youth and adults from the Episcopal by Barbara Brown Taylor November 6, 13, 20 at 9:15 A.M.Diocese of North Carolina and the Anglican Diocese A Discussion of perspectives as to how our faith shouldof Newcastle shared a 12-day youth exchange with October 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20 or should not interact with these topics. The Rev. Dr.the Anglican Diocese of Botswana July 13-27. Come at 9:15 A.M. George Clifford will guide us through three weeks ex-see pictures and hear stories of their time in Reading & discussion of critically acclaimed au- amining how our faith relates to our political ideologyBotswana and all that they experienced there. thor and preacher Barbara Brown Taylor offers and vice versa. (Estill House/Corlett Hall)(Estill House/Corlett Hall) her story of encountering the sacred in everyday life. “...Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover An Intergenerational the sacred in the small things we do and see. Advent Event Some-thing as ordinary as hanging clothes on a November 27 at 9:15 A.M. clothes-line becomes an act of devotion if we pay All are invited to Corlett Hall atten-tion to what we are doing and take time to for an intergenerational Ad- attend to the sights, smells, and sounds around vent Event! There will be an us.” (Adult Learning Center) offering of fun, interactive ways to be-gin our Advent practices to help us slow down and prepare our hearts for the Christmas Season. (Estill House/Corlett Hall)